- The definition of a rut is a groove or track in the ground, a routine way of acting, or a period of sexual excitement in animals, especially males.
- An example of a rut is a track in the ground from a bike.
- An example of a rut is following the same routine each and every day.
- An example of a rut is a period of sexual excitement in a male goat.
- Rut is defined as to make a groove.
An example of rut is to make a track in the mud with a bicycle.
rut definition by Webster's New World
- a groove, furrow, or track, esp. one made in the ground by the passage of wheeled vehicles
- a fixed, routine course of action, thought, etc., esp. one regarded as monotonous
Origin: ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Middle French route, route
- the periodic sexual excitement, or heat, of certain mammals: applied esp. to males, often specif. to those male ruminants in which it occurs once a year
- the period during which this occurs
Origin: Middle English rutte ; from Old French ruit ; from Classical Latin rugitus, a roaring (as of deer in rut) ; from rugire, to roar ; from Indo-European an unverified form reuk- ; from echoic base an unverified form reu-, to roar, cry hoarsely from source Old English ryn, Old Church Slavonic rykati, to roar
rut definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A sunken track or groove made by the passage of vehicles.
- A fixed, usually boring routine.
Origin: Possibly alteration of route.
- An annually recurring condition or period of sexual excitement and reproductive activity in male deer.
- A condition or period of mammalian sexual activity, such as estrus.
Origin: Middle English rutte, from Old French rut, from Vulgar Latin *rūgitus, from *rūgere, to roar, from Latin rūgīre, to roar.